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5 Previously Undetected Greenhouse Gases Found

From an unfazed AccuWeather:

Researchers Find Five Previously Undetected Greenhouse Gases

By Mark Leberfinger | March 30, 2014

Two new scientific research efforts have uncovered five new man-made greenhouse gases that may play a role in climate change and ozone depletion.

Increasing greenhouse gases trap additional heat in the lower atmosphere, which results in higher surface temperatures, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

"Climate models certainly account for the increase in greenhouse gases," Anderson said. "The increase in greenhouse gases may be causing more extremes in global weather over the long term, such as heat waves, drought and heavy precipitation events. However, it is very difficult to blame any particular extreme event on climate change."

The discovery of three chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and one hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) were reported online March 9, 2014, in the journal "Nature Geoscience" by researchers from the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, France and the Netherlands.

"We were certainly surprised to find so many previously undetected gases out there, and we keep finding more," Johannes C. Laube of the University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K., said.

The University of East Anglia! These are the (self-anointed) gods of climate science!

Anyway, we thought climate change was settled science? How is this possible? And how can you have reliable computer models when you don’t even include all of the greenhouse gases?

The discovery of the new gases may have exposed a loophole in the "Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer." …

CFC-112 and CFC-112a have been used for cleaning electronic components (e.g. for wax removal), CFC-113a is a feedstock to produce the insecticides cyhalothrin and tefluthrin, and both CFC-113a and HCFC-133a are intermediates for the production of chemicals used in air conditioning, he said.

Both types of gases deplete the ozone layer, a major contributor to climate change.

Say no more!

The other compound, perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA), a perfluoroalkyl amine, was discovered by researchers at the University of Toronto, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Ford Motor Co.

That finding was published in late November 2013 in the journal "Geophysical Research Letters," a journal of the American Geophysical Union…

Where is the outrage?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, March 31st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “5 Previously Undetected Greenhouse Gases Found”

  1. Astravogel says:

    Grants, anyone?

  2. Right of the People says:

    If these gases are only found in greenhouses, what’s the big deal? I’m more worried about the gases in the atmosphere like methane from vegans.

  3. captstubby says:

    “What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it,? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… ”
    Big Daddy
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

  4. canary says:

    2 weeks ago they said 4 new gasses. They mixed 2 and now have 5.

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